How can two equally intelligent human beings end up having completely opposing political opinions? How can indoctrination and manipulation run so rampant in human beings in this day and age? Why don't we have more cultured civilization at this point in the course of human history? How are we still so susceptible to social engineering? With the introduction of the internet into human lives how is it possible that we have the vast majority of human beings on this planet completely divided on how government, society, economy, and military should be used?
The simple answer to your question: liberalism and progressivism.
It's insidious, furtive, and when people realize they've caught it, it's too late to go back so they double down.
Things would be so much better if it didn't exist.
liberals are dumb as dogshit
the brainwashing is making them believe like they are on the intelligent side of the pol spec
this is why its so fucking hard to reason with them because they automatically think their idea is superior and right
1) born to different situation (location, family, wealth, culture and personal experience) - even the same logic can lead to different conclusions from different premises
2) Nobody born sceptic, we only 'grow' our capability of critical thinking (if ever) when we are past childhood - plenty of time to easily indoctrinate until then
3) the internet does not give an authoritive definition, it's contents are made by the same people with differing ideas
Misanthropy isn't a flaw, it is realizing simple observation. The drones meander into the grinder, happily throwing their votes into the party that put them there in the first place. The last truly free civilizations are crumbling to the floor and those ruins will be that which the foundation of oppression is built on. America is standing on top of an extremely steep, extremely slick mountain-side. At the bottom of the mountain is restriction, infringement, and oppression, yet we have people just begging, no not begging but DEMANDING that we as a country jump down it. They slander our names if we question the thought, and they make us social pariahs if we dare stand up against it.
We are at such a critical moment in the course of history right now and the fact that we have so many people blatantly disregarding it is terrifying. It's only a matter of time.
It is extremely sad that this is the case. People that are so steadfastly rooted in their idea of "right" regardless of scientific facts, historical evidence, or simple common sense.
Precisely. Ideas which are founded upon liberty and freedom are naturally superior to those built upon claim rights and entitlements, and that can be shown philosophically without any of the usual sophistry. This, in turn, upsets progressives, and they revert to their primitive state of yelling and using buzzwords (racist, sexist, transphobic, etc) to 'win' the argument.
Moreover, they fail to understand the meaning of words (just like Orwell predicted) because they consider claim rights to be freedoms! They say 'the freedom not to die from everybody owning guns' or 'the freedom to not be afraid' or 'the freedom to have proper healthcare', not realizing that freedoms are strictly liberties.
It gets worse, but that's the main bit that really terrifies me.
assuming OP is talking about intelligent people not just equally intelligent stupid people the answer is simple
yield . it comes down to a yield argument. do you think society benefits more from redistribution or the free market
>yield . it comes down to a yield argument. do you think society benefits more from redistribution or the free market
Utility isn't the only reasonable argument for something, you know.
It comes down to how people process the impressions they receive. We turn a impressions into and idea, in turn the ideas we have form our beliefs and we express our beliefs in the form of opinions.
People have similar views and differing views relative to what impressions they have received and how long for.
Our cultures give us impressions, government and media propaganda, the views of others etc
But...but people with similar personalities tend to interpret and process impressions in a similar manner